Inflation bomb dropped on masses: PML-N

Marriyum asks when NAB will probe Peshawar metro


Our Correspondent October 17, 2018
Marriyum asks when NAB will probe Peshawar metro. PHOTO: EXPRESS

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Marriyum Aurangzeb on Tuesday said the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) had dropped ‘inflation bomb’ on the public after assuming power.

While addressing a press conference in Islamabad, she said the government had done nothing apart from lying and complaining.

"They are increasing electricity prices and will lie about this too," she said. "Nawaz Sharif is standing between the public and inflation."

Marriyum also said the public witnessed what the Sharif brothers did for them; but when their tenures ended, people were burdened with inflation.

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"People are suffering because of the PTI's lies and Sharif's disqualification," she contended. "Those who are blaming the PML-N weren't even able to produce one megawatt electricity in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P)."

The former information minister challenged the incumbent government to answer questions about their ‘imaginary’ dams instead of tasking the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) with probing the PML-N government's electricity projects.

"When will they task NAB with probing the Peshawar Metro Project?" she questioned. "When will NAB probe the illegal contracts awarded to Jahangir Tareen?"

Taking a jibe at Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry, Marriyam said prices were determined by the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) which included a PTI representative from the K-P government.

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